Monday, March 7, 2011

Honeymoon: Part 1

Derrick and I have 100% settled on our honeymoon locale! Originally we were going to do 10 days in Hawaii and island hope between Oahu and Maui, but after much deliberation we changed our minds. So, what are we doing for the honeymoon...

We're going to Paris and Rome for TWO weeks!! (November 29th - December 13th)

We added up everything that we wanted to do in Hawaii (including hotel, airfare, etc) and it will actually cost us a little bit less to go to Paris and Rome instead (maybe I should be a travel agent.. I found some killer deals, lol!)!

This first post is going to be dedicated to Paris, France. Oh how I'm so excited to go to the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, etc. It's the city of romance and love, after all.. how fitting for a honeymoon. We are actually going to rent an apartment for a week while there because it ends up being WAY cheaper than a hotel room and today we decided on the apartment. We hope to put the deposit down on it soon so we know for sure we have it. Here's some pics of the apartment:


Dining room/kitchen


Kitchen/Dining Room/Lounge

Dining Room



Downstairs /Bedroom


Awesome bedroom


Yeah, so.. it's not the biggest place, but we'll have a kitchen to cook in which saves some money. Not to mention, it's located in central Paris, so we'll be in the center of everything!!

It has 2 lounge armchairs, coffee table, bar seating for 2, terrace access in the living area. In the bedroom it has a double bed, easy chair and floorlamp. The bathroom has a shower and washbasin (as well as the toilet, lol). The kitchen has a complete set of kitchenware, electric cooker and oven, refrigerator, freezer, kettle, espresso machine, dishwasher and toaster. In addition to all that, the apartment has an electric heater, intercom, washing machine and dryer, ironing equipment, hairdryer, bed linens and towels, TV, wifi internet and phone landline.

Since we are going in November/December.. it's considered "low season" and we are getting an AWESOME discount on this apartment for the week. Not to mention, all of Paris is less touristy during this time of the year AND Paris is all decorated for the holidays so it is even MORE beautiful! Ahh! I'm so excited.

Oh.. and did I mention that during our week there we will also be taking a day trip. Where, you ask..


Soooooooo excited!! Tomorrow, we'll talk about Rome and our two options we have it narrowed down to for our apartment for the week. (I'll definitely need all your opinions on this one, lol!)


  1. Renting an apartment is such a good idea! We did that in Ireland. It's nice to be able to go to the grocery store and pick up some food and much cheaper!

  2. Brilliant. We were thinking about doing this in Fiji but I am a little nervous about it. Where/who did you rent your apartment through?

  3. For Paris this apartment is through and it has 9.8 out of 10 on client reviews. Some of the reviews were in French, so I had to use a translator to read them, though. lol. We haven't booked yet, but this is our first choice. If it falls through, we will probably book through As for Rome, I was recommended by a girl who used and had good reviews about them. I've actually been e-mailing the company today because one of the apartments we wanted isn't available anymore, so I'm inquiring about another one. They seem super nice, though. I think it's worth renting to save money, you just have to do some research! Good luck!

  4. I would book based on the bathroom alone!